An Egyptian Limestone Ushabti, Ex-Christie's
Egypt, Dynasty XIX-XX, 1307-1070 B.C. Carved limestone mummiform shabti figure carved with relief arms crossed at chest above a column of hieroglyphic inscription translated to: "The illuminate one, the Osiris, the lady of the house, (named) Iry, the justified .... The jutting, round face is modeled with a bulbous nose, and full lips, framed by a tripartite wig, with some remaining traces of black pigment highlights, ochre face. Surface with traces of red-brown pigment highlights. Custom black metal stand. 5"H (12.6 cm).
Provenance: Ex-private NYC collection, ex-Christie's, NYC., 12/6/01, lot 233.
Intact/generally excellent, save weathered surface and typical paint loss.